1. Crop Breeding Methodologies: Classic and Modern

  1. Manjit S. Kang1 and
  2. P.M. Priyadarshan2
  1. Manjit S. Kang,
  2. Prasanta K. Subudhi,
  3. Niranjan Baisakh and
  4. P. M. Priyadarshan

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376447.ch1

Breeding Major Food Staples

Breeding Major Food Staples

How to Cite

Kang, M. S., Subudhi, P. K., Baisakh, N. and Priyadarshan, P. M. (2007) Crop Breeding Methodologies: Classic and Modern, in Breeding Major Food Staples (eds M. S. Kang and P.M. Priyadarshan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376447.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor (Retired) of Quantitative Genetics, Louisiana State University and is now Vice Chancallor of Punjab Agricultural University at Ludhiana

  2. 2

    Plant breeder at the Rubber Research Institute of India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813818351

Online ISBN: 9780470376447



  • crop breeding methodology;
  • pre-mendelian breeding;
  • hybridization;
  • breeding method;
  • self-pollinated crop


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pre-mendelian Breeding: Domestication, Selection, and Hybridization

  • Post-Mendelian Classic Breeding Methods

  • Multi-environment Cultivar Evaluation

  • Molecular Breeding

  • Tissue Culture-Induced Variation (Somaclonal Variation) in Plant Breeding

  • Anther Culture and Doubled-Haploid Breeding

  • Transgenic Breeding

  • References